Young rural entrepreneur award opens for entries

An award for young rural entrepreneurs based in Pembrokeshire is open for entries.

The Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) Countryside Business Award is open to anyone aged under 40 who runs a rural business – whether they run a farm or provide a service to the agricultural sector, make cakes, offer electrical or plumbing services, crafts, music teaching or food processing.

To be eligible for the award, entrants must be 40 years of age or under on January 1, 2019, and be actively involved in a business based in the Pembrokeshire countryside. The deadline for entries is Friday, May 31, 2019.

A £200 cash prize, perpetual trophy and a year’s free membership will be awarded to the winner.

FUW Pembrokeshire chief executive Rebecca Voyle said: “There are a host of fantastic businesses in rural Pembrokeshire who all do a great job in keeping the wheel of our rural economy turning.

We want to recognise the great work our young people do to keep the rural areas of Pembrokeshire vibrant and economically active places.

“I am really looking forward to receiving entries for this award, so if you think your business stands out from the crowd or you know someone who runs a top rural business then get in touch with us to put them forward. But please check with them before sending in the nomination that they are happy for you to do so.”

Entry forms are available from the FUW office in Haverfordwest. Those interested in entering or making a nomination should send an e-mail to: [email protected].